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Supreme Court Blocks Limit on New York Churches, Synagogues

  • Governor Cuomo barred from reimposing strict capacity limits
  • Barrett joins conservatives in 5-4 majority; Roberts dissents
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A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court blocked New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from reimposing strict capacity limits on New York City synagogues and Roman Catholic churches, saying rules he issued amid a new Covid-19 wave unfairly single out houses of worship.

Cuomo, in response, said Thursday the ruling was an expression of the court’s “philosophy and politics.”